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J.B.
wonderful towers!

Really nice, punchy speakers. They are cosmetically very attractive and the sound from them is extremely pleasing....not harsh and you will find you are listening at levels that are far beyond what you thought! Buy with confidence, especially from Amir.....awesome man to deal with!

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J.H.
SVS Ultra Towers

Excellent customer service! If you're looking to buy SVS, look no further than SummitHifi. These towers have exceeded my expectations, the bass output at full range had me checking to see if my sub was still on! They are detailed, transparent and bring a fullness to the soundstage even when crossed over with a sub. The black oak finish also looks very classy!

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Ultra tower

Wow, not what I expected, these towers rock, with deep articulate powerfully bass, you think you have left your subwoofer on! These towers have absolute transparency, incredible resolution and powerful crisp dynamics. Build quality with the piano finish is awesome, especially with all the trapozod angles. Thanks Amir with another winner!

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I.M.
Ultra Performance

Obviously uncertain as to buying speakers online. My uncertainty was unfounded as the Ultra's are everything they say they are. Very happy with the performance and appearance of the speakers. The shipping was fast and delivery was easily scheduled.

SVS Ultra Floorstanding Speaker (Each) - Summit Hi-Fi
$1,349.99

Standing toe-to-toe with the finest speakers in the world, the flagship SVS Ultra Tower is a reference floorstanding speaker built without compromise for the most discerning audio fans. Dual opposing 8-inch woofers command a room with deep, articulate bass while the innovative driver design, premium materials and optimized cabinet geometry combine to convey incredible resolution, absolute transparency, and crisp, powerful dynamics.

 

The Ultra Tower speakers area perfectly tuned acoustic ecosystem. From the drivers to the crossover and cabinet, each component is painstakingly engineered and critically tested to perform in harmony and convey breathtaking sound quality.

Ultra Driver & Tweeter Design

Starting from the bottom up, the Ultra Tower speakers feature a proprietary SVS ForceFactor woofer array with two 8-inch drivers horizontally opposed at the base of the speaker for room-filling low-frequency output. Because of the unique shape of the cabinet, each of the woofers fires in a different direction resulting in deep, effortless and accurate bass throughout the listening area.

Complementing the unique woofer design are the Ultra Tower speaker’s dual 6.5-inch midrange drivers made with composite glass-fiber cones that yield excellent stiffness to mass ratio for enhanced sensitivity and voicing that’s utterly neutral and completely faithful to the source material. With 80% of the sound occurring in the midrange frequencies, the drivers reveal the essence of the Ultra Tower speaker’s timbre. Whether conveying the nuance and impact of instruments, voices, sound effects or anything else, the Ultra midrange drivers are pitch perfect.

Elevating high frequency performance, the Ultra Tower speaker’s aluminum dome tweeter is stunningly transparent and pinpoint accurate. Light, efficient, rigid and impervious to distortion, even at high sound pressure levels, the tweeter’s airy’ presentation of female vocals and effortlessly unveiled highs reveal as much or more than the finest loudspeakers in the world. The FEA-optimized diffuser ensures broad dispersion for an incredibly wide and convincing soundstage with perfect on- and off-axis frequency response so everyone in your room experiences the same pristine clarity and imaging.

Innovative SoundMatch Crossover Design

Since premium drivers require an equally capable crossover, no expense was spared with the intelligent SVS SoundMatch 3.5-way crossover. Its tapered array is designed so only the top midrange driver crosses over to the tweeter, while the bottom midrange is crossed over to the woofers to minimize the potential for beaming. This creates an expansive, yet focused and precise soundstage, with accurate frequency response and imaging at all listening positions in the room. The precise tuning of the SoundMatch Crossover also ensures pinpoint accuracy from sparkling highs down to subterranean lows, while maintaining pristine signal purity.

Performance Driven Cabinet Design and Geometry

Every feature on the Ultra Tower speaker’s cabinet was designed with a sonic purpose in mind. Tapered edges on the cabinet’s front baffle, known as chamfers, minimize edge diffraction for clear and precise soundstaging. The sweeping side panels of the floorstanding loudspeaker are non-parallel so each of the 8-inch woofers fire in different directions to fill a room with deep, effortless and accurate bass.

Internally, each cabinet employs two separate sealed midrange enclosures to optimize performance and minimize interaction between drivers. Positioning of the tweeter between the two mid-range drivers in separate enclosures, and the unique 3.5-way crossover design make high frequency output highly resistant to ceiling and floor boundary reflections so the Ultra Tower can project a pinpoint accurate portrayal of the near field response, even when a listener is sitting far away.

Meticulous, Innovative Design Process

All SVS speakers, regardless of price or form factor, are crafted in the same painstaking fashion. Call it a marriage of exacting science and a passionate expression of technique and love of great sound.

Before a model is ever constructed, drivers and cabinets are theoretically designed by our acoustic engineers using the most sophisticated computer-aided design (CAD) processes available. Then prototypes are carefully measured and optimized in an anechoic environment to achieve pitch-perfect frequency response. After the ideal theoretical frequency response is attained, exhaustive listening and measurement is done in listening rooms calibrated to closely resemble typical home-like room environments.

The result is a speaker that measures well with near flawless real-world frequency response, but also optimized to sound amazing on a human level through listening tests with real music and cinematic content, in a real world listening environment like your home.

 

Frequency Response / Acoustic Data:

  • Rated bandwidth: 28 Hz-32 kHz (+/-3 dB).
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms.
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB (2.83V @ 1 meter full-space, 300-3kHz).
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20-300 watts.

Speaker Specs:

  • Floor Standing Tower Loudspeaker
  • Real black oak veneer and piano gloss black finish options
  • Dual gold-plated 5-way binding posts
  • 3.5" wide-flared rear-firing port
  • Cloth grille with pin/cup retention system
  • Elastomer screw-in feet - adjustable for level
  • Spiked metal screw-in feet included - adjustable for level
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 45.6” (H) x 13.8” (W) x 16.5” (D) (without grille)
  • Overall Dimensions: 45.6” (H) x 13.8” (W) x 16.8” (D) (with grille)
  • Shipped Dimensions: 50.3" (H) X 21.3" (W) X 22.3" (D)
  • Weight Unboxed: 75.4 pounds
  • Shipped Weight: 86 pounds

Driver Specs:

1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter:

  • FEA-optimized diffuser for airy and unveiled presentation
  • Aluminum dome delivers exceptional transient response and exceptional stiffness/mass ratio

6.5” Midrange Drivers:

  • Composite glass-fiber cone with excellent stiffness/mass ratio for high sensitivity and pistonic behavior beyond pass band
  • Aluminum shorting ring to reduce gap inductance, lower distortion, and enhance high frequency response
  • Cast aluminum basket to ensure precise alignment of critical components and additional heat-sinking capacity
  • Vented voice coil former to minimize air compression artifacts at high drive levels

8” Woofers:

  • Aluminum shorting rings to reduce gap inductance and lower distortion
  • Long stroke motor and suspension for high output
  • Vented voice coil formers to minimize air compression artifacts at high drive levels

Crossover & Cabinet Specs:

Crossover:

  • 3.5-way crossover with premium-grade capacitors, air-core inductors and heavy-trace printed circuit boards
  • Unique tapered midrange array miniimizes off-axis lobing and enhances radiated sound power into listening space
  • Top midrange-to-tweeter crossover: 2 kHz
  • Bottom midrange taper frequency: 700 Hz
  • Dual midrange-to-woofer crossover: 160 Hz

Cabinet:

  • Separate sealed midrange enclosures minimize top-to-bottom wall dimensions and shift standing waves beyond the driver pass band, minimizing negative driver interaction and associated frequency response degradation
  • Non-parallel cabinet panels reduces axial standing waves within the cabinet, reducing frequency response coloration
  • Acoustically transparent and FEA optimized grilles, wedge-shaped front baffle and flush-mounted drivers all contribute to reduced edge diffraction and improved on-axis high frequency response
  • FEA-optimized bracing, 1" thick midrange/tweeter baffles and 1.5" thick woofer baffles eliminates structural resonances and ensures the cabinet remains acoustically inert for uncolored response even at the highest drive levels
      

    Customer Reviews

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    J.B.
    wonderful towers!

    Really nice, punchy speakers. They are cosmetically very attractive and the sound from them is extremely pleasing....not harsh and you will find you are listening at levels that are far beyond what you thought! Buy with confidence, especially from Amir.....awesome man to deal with!

    J
    J.H.
    SVS Ultra Towers

    Excellent customer service! If you're looking to buy SVS, look no further than SummitHifi. These towers have exceeded my expectations, the bass output at full range had me checking to see if my sub was still on! They are detailed, transparent and bring a fullness to the soundstage even when crossed over with a sub. The black oak finish also looks very classy!

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    a.b.
    Ultra tower

    Wow, not what I expected, these towers rock, with deep articulate powerfully bass, you think you have left your subwoofer on! These towers have absolute transparency, incredible resolution and powerful crisp dynamics. Build quality with the piano finish is awesome, especially with all the trapozod angles. Thanks Amir with another winner!

    I
    I.M.
    Ultra Performance

    Obviously uncertain as to buying speakers online. My uncertainty was unfounded as the Ultra's are everything they say they are. Very happy with the performance and appearance of the speakers. The shipping was fast and delivery was easily scheduled.